Tell Governor Scott: Don't cut funding for survivors of sexual assault.
  • Petitioned Florida Governor Rick Scott

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Florida Governor Rick Scott

Tell Governor Scott: Don't cut funding for survivors of sexual assault.

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Governor Rick Scott just vetoed $1.5 million in funding for rape crisis centers across Florida. Ironically, he did this during sexual assault awareness month.

Rape crisis centers in Florida depend on donations to cover much of their operating costs-- and in recent years, donations have significantly declined, severely limiting their ability to help survivors of sexual assault and rape in Florida.

The $1.5 million in funding which was approved by the Florida's Republican dominated legislature would have doubled the number of sexual assault and rape survivors the centers serve and the programs they provide-- but now, each rape crisis center in Florida stands to lose $30,000 to $100,000 because of Governor Scott's veto.

Tell Governor Scott: Shame on you for defunding rape crisis centers in Florida. I urge you to immediately reverse your decision to veto funding for survivors of sexual assault.

Anti-woman lawmakers across the country and at the federal level are trying to defund programs that help and provide health care to women -- and now Governor Scott has joined their ranks with his latest decision to veto $1.5 million in funding to help survivors of sexual assault and rape in Florida.

It's outrageous even for someone as radical as Governor Scott. Funding for rape crisis centers made it out of both houses of the legislature where Republicans enjoy 2 to 1 majorities -- there is clear bipartisan support for serving the needs of survivors of sexual assault and rape.

Governor Scott needs to experience an overwhelming backlash from those of us who oppose his veto. If we take action and tell our friends we can ensure that those who demand this funding be reinstated will far outnumber those who support his extreme decision.

Tell Governor Scott: Shame on you for defunding rape crisis centers in Florida. I urge you to immediately reverse your decision to veto funding for these critically important centers.

To:
Florida Governor Rick Scott
Your decision to cut funding for rape crisis centers in Florida is despicable. Cutting these funds from the budget will hurt thousands of Floridians who are survivors of sexual assault. I urge you to reverse your decision and reinstate state funding for rape crisis centers.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Barbara Tomlinson SEATTLE, WA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Altho men get raped ALSO, this de-funding of rape crisis centers in Florida by Governor Scott is OBVIOUSLY a part of the Repukelican Party's War Against Women, ever since the Tea-Baggers came to power in the last elections. People, ESPECIALLY WOMEN, and Women's Allies, you MUST VOTE -- and vote AGAINST Repukelicans -- ALL THE TIME, IN EVERY ELECTION, and be ON YOUR GUARD -- or there will only be MORE War Against Women being waged by Repukelicans in each and every City and State. Women Unite!

      you can visit unitewomen.org

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    • Jenny Ellis NORMAN, OK
      • almost 2 years ago

      I am a survivor of rape. My husband is a detective and works these cases. These services are vital to every community.

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    • maisa alderman S DAYTONA, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      I was a rape victim when I was 17 yrs old. Without the help and support of my local rape crisis center and the counselling and emotional support they provided I might not be alive today. I am now a healthcare professional and a proud mother of a beautiful son. Without their help I was on a path of self destruction which could have ended in death. Victims of rape need help and support. I am living proof and thankful that this service was available for me .

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    • Clarisa Bellamy MILFORD, CT
      • almost 2 years ago

      REALLY? Why do the men in politics hate women?

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